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  • NJ S359
  • Raises minimum age for purchase and sale of tobacco products and electronic smoking devices from 19 to 21.
Introduced
(1/12/2016)
In Committee
(6/1/2017)
Crossed Over
(5/26/2016)
Passed
(6/22/2017)
Signed
(7/21/2017)
Dead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill raises the minimum age for purchasing tobacco and electronic smoking devices from 19 to 21 years, and raises the minimum age from 19 to 21 years of a person to whom a vendor may sell, offer for sale, distribute, give or furnish such products in New Jersey. The bill also amends various related statutes concerning penalties, fines, signage requirements, non face-to-face transactions, and enforcement provisions to reflect the increased minimum age.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, 2nd Reading in the Senate, Bills and Joint Resolutions Signed by the Governor, Budget and Appropriations, Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens, Passed both Houses
Approved P.L.2017, c.118.  (on 7/21/2017)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
7/21/2017 A Approved P.L.2017, c.118.
6/22/2017 A Passed Assembly (Passed Both Houses) (52-17-6)
6/22/2017 A Substituted for A2320
6/1/2017 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
6/1/2017 Assembly Appropriations Hearing (19:00 6/1/2017 A-4496 and S-2834 (1R) are both pending referral.)
5/26/2016 A Received in the Assembly, Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee
5/26/2016 S Passed by the Senate (23-14)
3/7/2016 S Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
3/7/2016 Senate Budget and Appropriations Hearing (13:00 3/7/2016 Committee Room 4, 1st Floor)
2/8/2016 S Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
2/4/2016 Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Hearing (11:00 2/4/2016 Committee Room 4, First Floor)
2/4/2016 S Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
2/4/2016 Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Hearing (11:00 2/4/2016 Committee Room 1, First Floor)
1/25/2016 Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Hearing (13:00 1/25/2016 Committee Room 1, First Floor)
1/12/2016 S Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 6/22/2017 Assembly Floor: Substitute For A2320 (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 6/22/2017 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 52 17 11
Detail 6/1/2017 Assembly Appropriations Committee: Reported Favorably 7 2 2
Detail 5/26/2016 Senate Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 23 14 3
Detail 3/7/2016 Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee: Reported Favorably 8 4 1
Detail 2/4/2016 Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee: Reported Favorably 5 3 1